Safety concern for women travellers
Posted Jun 17, 2016
We loved everything about this place until we discovered some serious security lapses. This incident happened when my friend and I, both women were lounging in the hotel lobby post dinner. The reception staff leaves by 10 PM and they are replaced by a couple of security guards. We wanted to retire to our rooms around 10.30 PM. We asked a lady staff from the restaurant to pack some food we wanted to take to our rooms. We were aware that this was her last errand for the day. A while after this, I realized that there was a man looming/stooping over me from behind the sofa and telling me something in Thai. Taken aback, I turned to my friend who knew some Thai. Both of us realized pretty soon that the man was very drunk and was making inappropriate advances towards us. The hotel lobby was quite empty at this point except for this man, his equally drunk friend, 1 hotel guard sitting at the reception, my friend and I. We asked the man to back off, but he insisted on conversing with us. So we approached the guard and asked him to fend the man off. The security guard, to our utter dismay, refused to do anything about the situation. So we decided to call for the manager. The guard was very dismissive as he informed us that the manager is not available. Now this can be a very threatening situation if you realize that the hotel is situated in the middle of a jungle on a private hill. We were lucky to be aware of the single lady in the restaurant downstairs.